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Jonathan’s ambition for second term fuelling insecurity —Speaker

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The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin.

Dr. Adewale Omirin, the Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, in an interview with journalists on Wednesday blamed the rising insecurity in the country on President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged plan to seek a second term in office come 2015.

Omirin while lamenting the violence in Nigeria, particularly the wave of bombings in the North, alleged that tensions had grown increasingly since Jonathan said his first term would end in 2015.

“African leaders are not honest. If somebody who begged for a term is now seeking a second term, there is no honesty in that. It is not that the Peoples Democratic Party is popular.

“Nigerians are tired of the PDP, they are still in power because they are the one who organised elections in the country but I hope by next election we are going to have a more credible election that would automatically reduce the number of PDP governors in the states. The PDP cannot win more than 10 states if a credible election is conducted.”

“African leaders are not honest. If somebody who begged for a term is now seeking a second term, there is no honesty in that. It is not that the Peoples Democratic Party is popular.

“Nigerians are tired of the PDP, they are still in power because they are the one who organised elections in the country but I hope by next election we are going to have a more credible election that would automatically reduce the number of PDP governors in the states. The PDP cannot win more than 10 states if a credible election is conducted.” Omiri said.

The Ekiti speaker also backed Gen. Azazi’s claim that the zoning formula of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the cause of the crisis in the country, saying that Azazi could not be wrong as the National Security Adviser (NSA) was an insider.

According to him, Nigerians have yet to see any improvement in the security situation in the country, despite the assurances given by the President in his numerous condolence messages.

Omirin said, “Security should be the first in any society. The security situation in the country is cause for concern because bombs are being thrown everyday and lives and property are being destroyed.

“Whatever the problem of those throwing the bombs is, dialogue is the solution. They should consider dialogue, the Federal Government should also be ready to dialogue with them. If they continue this way, it may be the end of Nigeria.”

The speaker feared Nigeria might disintegrate if a solution was not found to the problem of terrorism ravaging the country.

-Punch NG

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11 Comments

  1. Ifeanyi

    May 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Whether d president is goin 4 a 2nd term or not,it is left for d masses to vote 4 him.

  2. Akekere kopian

    May 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Lets not b sentimental in dis issue, PDP or no PDP, if you realy love dis country why nt contribute ur ideas through d approprate quaters 2 beta our fatherland and stop critizisng. Our polity must potray a democracy culture so let d masess decid.

  3. Ajisefini

    May 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Why it is Nigeria? D land benedicted with resources but our leaders are plenaried selfishness. If we said God will soon aid us by controlling but need to find solution by ourself. Thee Nigeria leaders dis is not d promise you made 4 us but am very oneday is oneday Nigerian wil know what to do.

  4. abdulhadi

    May 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

    mr speaker iam with you in this matter, however, iam disappointed with most of our nigerians that normally do the harbit of give and take on almost every matters. GOD FORBID.

  5. Nebo Jonathan

    May 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Pls eh…i’d prefer u stp campaigning in d name of critisizin d present govt. You cnt deny d fact dat u will loot dis country if u r on sit, u open ur mouth to say dat our govt is untrue to his words…wat hav u done in ur lil conner.

  6. Pat Orkuma

    May 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Don,t mind the so called speaker. After stuffing his tommy with amala and ewedu bought with illgotten wealth why wont he open his mouth. Hasn’t the president the right to stand for a second term? The has not even asked for that. Then someone will start talking rubish.

  7. Emughquiz

    May 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    My dear speaker kudos to u,u have spoken well,we need security not second term,

  8. ysquare yacks

    May 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    u hav spoken well mr speaker…nobody will vote jonathan nd d rest of his party members amen….

  9. Mutana faruk

    May 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Did jonathan actually win 2011 presidential general election? Every truthful Nigerian knows that the election was full of manipulations. Which masses voted jonathan? This is the worst government I ever witnessed in Nigeria. Power is sweet but the bitterness thereafter is more than the sweetness. Is better for jonathan to act wisely and advise himself now, because hungry Nigerians are not more than sycophants they speak out what is not on their minds. This is an advice!

  10. Anyanwu chuks

    May 5, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Omiri lacks respect and wisdom of speech,how can the speaker of a state talk like this publicly.i pity ekiti state

  11. Joe

    May 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Security or no security, bombing or no bombing, boko haram or no boko haram, millitant or no millitant. The best thing to is for the country to be divided. Nigeria is too big for ordinary eyes to govern.

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